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    March 16, 2011
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choppers are hoisting water out of the ocean to drop on the overheated nuclear reactors. >> reporter: the effort was aimed at keeping the water surrounding the volcanically hot nuclear fuel road error errors. once the water evaporates, the rods will be exposed and likely to meltdown. in a worst-case scenario, if the fuel rod gets exposed, it can be fragile and there is a high chance of the fuel rod breaking once given. >> reporter: japanese choppers were later pulled out wednesday after steam rolls from the containment vessel reactor number 3, which official i -- officials said previously was not damaged. heightening the purpose of the crisis for the japanese people, meanwhile, was a surprise appearance by their rarely seen emperor. [ through translator ] i am deeply concerned about the nuclear situation edictible. >> reporter: the top u.s. energy official meanwhile, steven shoe, expressed frustration with the
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information coming from japanese officials. >> events unfeeling in japan incident appears to be more serious than three-mile island. to what extent, we don't know now and as they're unfolding rapidly on an hour-by-hour, day- by-day basis and there are conflicting reports, so we don't know what is happening. >> reporter: at the white house, questions surveyed about the japanese government's honesty in dealing with the crisis and who americans should listen to. >> when there is a situation when our advice on what to do in reaction to this incident to protect your physical safety, if first from the advice the government of japan is giving, we'll give separate and additional advice to american citizens in japan. >> reporter: millions are struggling still with no electricity, little food, water or heat and in frigid temperatures, rescuers are trying to find survivors five
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days later, followed by a tsunamina thaswallowed entire towns, survivors are being found. >> chances of survival are small but we're doing our best. >> reporter: and foreigners are continueing to evacuate japan tonight. the death toll is expected to top 10,000 many more are missing. >> when you listen to nuclear officials talk about this, there seems to be frustration over the willful of information they're getting from japan's government, is that true? what are you seeing and what is behind this? there is a disconnect going here, laura. on the one hand, you have jay carnie at the white house telling us that the american government is satisfied with the information they're getting and on pennsylvania avenue, you have steven shoe not just an energy secretary, a noble prize- winning scientist saying the united states does not know what is going on. clearly, the white house is sending a signal to americans in japan to pay attention to the nuclear regulatory commission from the united states and the state department for information coming directly
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from the american government. >> thank you for the update today, tom fitzgerald. a revealing look at the challenges facing the fairfax search-and-rescue team as they search for victims in japan. they're going building to building and you can see it's grueling work since there are piles of wood and debris, as far as the eye can see. the department of defense released this video shot yesterday. the team is one of the most experienced in the world and responded to new orleans after hurricane katrina and to last year's earthquake in haiti. you can see more pictures of the rescue work on www.myfoxdc.com. just look under web links. adding to the misery, snow is now falling in towns leveled by the earthquake and tsunami. unseasonably cold weather and the snow slowing the rescue efforts where thousands of people are still missing. soldiers and emergency worker his to stop their work because of the ice on the roads. thousands of survivors are packed into three shelters in osuchi with little water and
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sporadic electricity. a former maryland college student is living through the aftermath of the disaster. he spent a year at towson university and is living in mito, japan and talked to fox 5s allison so more by skype and -- allison seymour by skype and shares what it's like there. >> hideo, good evening. you can tell me what the conditions there are in your town of mito? >> right now on the streets, there are many cars on the road because we are running out of gasoline at the gas station. >> reporter: let me ask you also about fears we have been reporting here stateside b the fears of radiation from the nuclear plant there. what are you being told and how are people reacting there? >> some people are fleeing to another prefecture, and some
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people have to stay in their home all day. >> reporter: and the after shocks v they subsided? the after shocks. >> after shocks still continue all day long. i think every two or three minutes. >> reporter: we appreciate you speaking with us. >> it's incredible to listen to what is going on there. japan's nuclear crisis is leading to a spike in demand for a cheap drug that can protect against radiation damage s. it worth it? we'll explore that question with an expert later in our newscast. will the crisis in japan have an effect on products you might be planning to buy. our money reporter breaks it down at 5:30. montgomery county investigators working around the clock, searching for the killers who ambushed two women inside of a store. two men beat two employees and sexually assaulting them killing one of the women is any seriously hurting the other. the police are encouraging the public to send in the tips. meanwhile, the reward continues
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to grow. fox 5s paul wagner is live in bethesda with the latest on investigation. what have you been able to find out, paul? >> reporter: laura, at last check we have been told the reward was $136,000, today we learned it's grown more than that and is above $142,000 for information in this case. clearly, the largest reward ever offered for a murder in montgomery county. now, all week long, we have been asking the police about their investigation and they have been circumspect and not giving us a lot of information. they have not taken any dna from anyone; however, fox 5 learned today that month groomery county police have collected a dna sample from one man and taken his clothing. fox 5 spoke with that man earlier today and he said he voluntarily gave up his dna and clothing and is cooperating with the police and he said that he had absolutely nothing to do with the murder. five days after the murder,
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people continue to come here to lululemon to leave flowers, cards and notes. some people stop and stare, others pray. police continue to hold on to the store for evidence. nothing nothing has been disturbed or moved at the front door since people began leaving flowers five days ago. jana murray and a co-worker were beaten and sexually assaulted last friday night after returning 20 minutes after closing the store for the night. and police believe two masked men slipped in behind them, simply a crime of opportunity. >> there is a lot of work in this case. we need to hear from the public. >> interviewed folks and we may go back and re-interview them. we have also conducted a canvass of the commercial area to see what establishment may have videotapes that can happen in this investigation. so that, those are a lot of sources and it's a lot of material for detectives to have
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to go through. >> reporter: funeral arrangements have been set for jana murray and there will be a visitation on friday in the woodland texas, outside of houston and there will be a memorial service the next day, this coming saturday. we also learned today that a store here in bethesda called mindfulness will hold a vigil at 8:00 p.m. on elm street and they will walk here to the store and continue to hold a vigil here and perhaps you have not heard this, but the coworker has been released from the hospital. laura. >> reporter: paul, do you have any idea now howe police came in contact with the guy and are they calling him a person in question? or a suspect at this point? >> reporter: we do know they received a tip, this man was video of thed in an altercation in the county and they decided that they needed to go and talk to him. we did learn about this through our own sources and we tracked
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this man down and spoke to him by phone. again, he denies having anything to did do with it and gave up his dna voluntarily and his clothing. he was apparently in an altercation and that is why he gave up his clothing and again, he denies having anything to do with that and that he's cooperating with the police. >> are police calling him a suspect? >> they're not calling anybody a suspect today. we talked to the captain who oversees the public information office, he comes here every day and has talked to us. they're being circumspect, laura. >> uh-huh. >> they're not will telling us much of anything. they're keeping their cards close to the vest on this one and they're not saying they have persons of interest or suspects but they wouldn't say that they had taken any dna from them and from anyone. i asked if that is something they would do and he said yes, in certain cases we would ask people for that and at times
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they have given it to us and times they don't. it's a practice that does take place. >> paul wagner, thank you very much for the update. >> sure. and we're learning more about a deadly crash. the officials say that alleged drunk driver was in the country illegally. carlos ramos was drunk when he lost control and hit another car on monday in richmond highway killing the driver. the victim's family is devastated tonight and john henrehan has the latest. >> reporter: i think the saddest comment i heard from this story came from a neighbor who said paul krause had three beautiful daughters and he will never see them get married. the fatal crash occurred near fort belvoir monday afternoon. the police believe 33-year-old carlos sanchez ramoss car bumped into a vehicle driven by paul krause, sending krause's ford fusion into oncoming southbound traffic. krause did not survive the accident. and sanchez ramos, who grabbed
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a 3-year-old boy and ran before being caught, has been accused of manslaughter driving under the influence and a blood alcohol content with .15 and .20, about double the legal alcohol limit. it's not his first driving alcohol conviction. court records indicate a dwi guilty plea from a traffic incident in november of 2007, and sanchez-relationshipes on paid a $300 fine and $182 in court costs. paul krause was a retired army colonel. he and his wife raised three daughters in their suburban home and all three daughters competed in tae kwon do and made the u.s. national team. family, friend, and tae kwon do coach quinn fong li said yea a bitter irony he died at the hands of an alleged drunk driver. the victim had strong feelings about drinking and driving. >> if he took a sip of beer at
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home while relaxing, he wouldn't think and dare. he would encourage that everyone be responsible. >> reporter: according to federal immigration and customs enforcement, carlos sanchez ramos was in the u.s. illegally, sent home to honduras once in 2004. apparently, slipping into the country. when he went to court over the drunk driving arrest in 2007, there was no federal local agreement to tip immigration. so sanchez ramos was not held in custody. that policy has changed and coach fon li said the krause family is devastated and baffled the alleged assail entwas in the u.s. >> who has been illegally immersing in our community and brought back and what can you say about the system? this is -- . >> sanchez ramos is being hill, no bond. fairfax county joined the secure communities program in march of 2009 and since then, all the rest of the fingerprints are sent to i.c.e.
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for possible federal action. he staid out of trouble the last two years and that is why he was driving in fairfax county on monday. >> thank you, john henrehan. we're following breaking news out of d.c. right now. one of the mayor's highest-paid staffers is out. we have the details. and a maryland family needs help with unexpected houseguests. we'll explain this one when we come back.
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>> we're following breaking news out of the district right now. one of d.c. mayor vincent gray's highest paid staffers is out. we're talking about jerry mason hall. the announcement came moments ago at a hastily-called news conference. karen gray houston has the latest. >> reporter: there have been rumors that this is going to happen. at the news conference a few moments ago, the neighbor -- mayor requested and accepted jerry mason hall's resignation. there were two too many distractions lately. he named the new chief of staff equal beyonder who used -- paul quand er who used to head up the court services and another agency. that is jerry mason hall and the mayock acknowledged making missteps and top aids making over the calorie cap income was been of them -- one of them and criticized for alleged cronyism and nepotism where accused
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members of his family got jobs. there was a feeling that hall did not serve the mayor well as his chief of staff and that is what we're learning from the press conference a few minutes ago. the high salaries was the subject of a city hall oversight hearing and being held by ward 3 councilwoman mary chase, the chairman of the operations committee. and that even as the mayor said yesterday, he's going to roll back some of the questionable salaries and shea summonned city administrator lou to her committee for testimony the. at $275,000, ellen lou is the highest-paid official in the d.c. government, makes more than the mayor and shea wanted to hear from warren graves, lou's chief of staff. as we reported last week, he makes $195,000 the mayor's chief of staff, jerry hall, was called to testify and we were there when she was in the room earlier and she left.
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there were others over the salary cap and shea was not happy about that. >> if people understand that believe public service is a calling and not a case for self- enrichment, those are the people that we want. the people that we need. >> and i'm worth every penny. i'm not trying to suggest i'm worth more or anything else. >> we have been trying to get an official lift from the mayor's office of the eight or so people whose salaries are being cut and what they used to make and now. it's clear they were busy making this personnel change. >> hey, i will ask you a question about that. i want to go back no tojerry mason hall for a second. she resigned because of missteps in the beginning of the administration? did the mayor give a clear reason of her resignation? >> and you know, when you hire a chief of staff, that is your gate keeper. if the person who is supposed to protect you and help to keep on you track and the mayor had very embarrassing what, he
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called missteps from the very beginning with charges people like sulieman brown, that people on his campaign allowed him to get a job in an agency where he made a six- figure salary and had to be fired. those are the kinds of things you don't want to happen and your chief of staff is someone who kind of helps to keep you on track, and i think people felt he was not served well by her. >> let's go back to the eight top officials that we hear are making more than the sale salary cap. kaya henderson is named school chancellor. is she making more than the salary cap? >> the mayor had a clarification about the school chancellor's salary and what she's making and said she's under contract from the previous mayor and makes what the previous chancellor, michelle row made, which was over the -- michelle rhee made, gray's going to follow the
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rules with henderson and once her nomination is approved by the city council, he's going to ask that she gets a waiver from the salary cap and they're expected to give her that. >> all right, thanks for breaking it down for us. appreciate it. there is outrage over salary increases for county workers and could cost the miami dade county mayor his job. residents voted to remove mayor carlos alvarez from office. they're furious over raises many county employees are getting and at the same time, the residents are facing an increase in property taxes. 75% of the votes counted now, 88% of voters support the recall of the mayor. the effort was led by a billionaire car dealer who said the fiscal decisions endanger the community. get outside and that is a nice day. i hear it's better. >> the temperatures are warming up. we love it. >> reporter: and we're still on track for that and in town at least today, it didn't warm up as much as we hoped.
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outside, it does and that is the influence of the fotimeak, depending on where the winds are coming from and this is what that looks like out there and that rain overnight, have you gotten more than others? and more than a half an inch at national and that is a good burst of showers this morning and that has moved on and what we have lingering, though, some of the clouds. the temperatures there, 52 degrees in the city and fredericksburg, 16; dulles, 56; and 57 and earlier, they were closer to 60 degrees and in town, with the winds coming over the cooler potomac the temperature is in that lower 50. are we going be able to get this cloud cover out of here? i think we will. through the evening hours, we'll have less and less cloudiness. tonight, we talking about a few clouds lingering and temperatures in the lower 50s or so and clouds at 9:00, 48 degrees and a few clouds at 11
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and with temperatures into the mid-40s. some 30s out there in the suburbs tonight and i don't think here in town. it a chilly overnight and there had been a few changes to the extended forecast. if you want to see what those are, you will have to come back and join us for the complete forecast. >> you better believe we will. thank you. >> and i know you will. you have to. >> yeah. see you soon. and it's moving day for this bear cub that you can see there and the bear cub's family. the wildlife officers tranquilize the mother bear to get her and her cubs from underneath the home. the bear's climbed under the house -- good morning. they were hibernating, waking up out there and officers interrupted their rest and moved them to a safer spot deeper in the woods. >> like he was not done resting. >> no. >> and. question tonight, did the u.s. pay blood money to win the release of an american detained in pakistan. >> conflicting reports emerging
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as the cia contractor comes home. and a forger heavyweight -- former heavyweight champ fights for the release of two hikers detained overseas. 
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>> an american cia contractor has been released from custody in picture. raymond davis was accused of killing two pakistanis, but the families of the victims pardoned him in accordance with pakistani law. there were reports the family not clear by whom. >> and president obama issued continuous appeals to pakistan for davis' release saying he had diplomatic immunity and couldn't be charged in pakistan. davis is headed to afghanistan to talk with american officials there. boxing legend mohammad ali joined the fight to get two americans released from iranian custody. josh felin iraq in 2009 with sarah shord when they were arrested for crossing into
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iranian territory. ali wrote the iatollah khomeni asking the them to let him go. ali is muslim. no response from iraq. radiation concerns in japan are spreading to the united states and that is increasing a demand for a cheap rug. can it protect you from radiation damage. we're separating fact from fiction at 5:30. and many companies are feeling the impact of this disaster. how the crisis in japan could effect your wallet. next.  we make the time to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries,
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[ male announcer ] the simple joy of a frappé. ♪ >> the disaster in japan and nuclear fears have sent demand for one particular drug sky rocketing. >> it's called potassium iodide and helps protect the thyroid from radiation s. the recent run on the drugs a waste of money? >> that's the one? okay. and how many do i need to get per person? >> reporter: tammy spent much of the morning looking for this
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pill, iderol and it's not alone, it's selling out in pharmacies nationwide. >> i feel strongly there is a high lite likelihood we will have radiation coming from japan. >> reporter: they spent $250 on six bottles, three or four friends living in canada and the other three for her family. the potassium iodide pills work by filling the thyroid with iodine so it doesn't absorb the radioactive iodine in the air after a nuclear disaster. it was used with great success in chernobyl and is being used in japan. most american public health officials say there is no need to take them the u.s. >> when people overreact, they do things that don't make sense. in this case, stockpiling medication doesn't make sense. >> reporter: he's the medical director for the dallas county health authority in dallas, texas. the risk in the u.s. is low. >> what we hear about going on in japan with the nuclear reactor should really have very little, if any, health impact
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on people living in the continental u.s. >> reporter: still, with pharmacies like this one, the calls are streaming in and the store supply of potassium iodide is dwindling. >> it's not going to last late thalog, but we have more on the way. >> reporter: the medical physicist specializing in radiation oncology joins us now. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> for those of us not old enough to remember chernobyl, what are the immediate effects of massive radiation exposure. we're talking about this coming out of the story we did there on potassium iodide. what are the effects of massive radiation exposure? the expects could really vary for cases like chernobyl, for example. there was what is called acute affective radiation basically in that case. a large amount of radiation would be delivered in a very short period of time to the whole body. and that could cause some very
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damaging effect to the person. >> when you say damaging affects what, do you mean? >> for example, if -- let -- excuse me. let me first define the units we use for radiation exposure. the units used are called -- severs and as a reference, we receive about 4 milreceivers, about 1,000 times less per year from just a background radiation. >> you're talking about what we just experienced going about normal everyday life, right? >> that is correct. >> a radiation dose of about five severs, that is almost about 5,000 -- i'm sorry, about 1,000 times more than what we received from natural background radiation is actually, could be lethal. statistically speaking, that kind of dose will cause 50% of
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people exposed to radiation to die within 60 days if they do not receive medical tag. >> let -- attention. >> let me ask you this, the threats of people live negligent u.s. are low. is there any scenario where people on the west coast or hawaii could be at risk? >> absolutely not. one of the main differences between the japan scenario and chernobyl scenario is that the chernobyl fuel burned so it caused ash and, basically, it just, with exposed to the atmosphere for 10 days before they could contain it and that reactor didn't have a containment structure. the situation is completely different in the -- . >> the bottom line, don't run out and get potassium iodide. >> i would not. >> all right, dr. yushef
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shurara, thank you very much for coming in. >> thank you. >> sony, toyota, nikon, panasonic -- some of the japanese brands dealing with the impact of this disaster. the question is here: how will it affect u.s. consumers? fox 5s reporter melanie alnwick has a closer look. >> reporter: already subaru and toyota has stopped production here and meaning less money. in japan, most manufacturing is at a halt to conserve power or damage at the facilities. companies are watching to see how the electronic products might be affected. it comes down to this: silicon chips and semiconductors that are the brains of anything electronic. computers and cell phones and cameras for sure, even medical equipment. >> the silicon manufactured in the u.s. and other places in asia and in europe, but japan is a large source of the silicon chips. >> reporter: ian these -- japanese companies like hitachi, seen has sustained
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damage to their factories and that could mean a shortage of semi can conductors, rechargeable batteries and other components. >> flash memory won't be as easily available for the next few quarters, maybe, which puts pressure on prices for them. >> reporter: jason oxen with the consumer electronics association said that its member companies are looking at their supply chains and making backup plans. >> it's a global industry and global supply chain. manufacturers have the opportunity to seek out and secure components for their products from other manufacturers in other countries. >> reporter: automakers in japan shut down production the rest of the week. the toyota prius and outback are among those that could end up short and getting parts for other vehicles is an issue. >> it's not likely if you were expecting delivery this week or less that you'll be impacted. it's the people that are four, six, and eight weeks out you're going to see a delay in that delivery. >> reporter: how long the power drain goes on will determine the long-term impact.
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the bottom line is there should not be a huge affect. i'm told tv sets and a lot come from japanese manufacturers have plenty of supply. "the wall street journal" is reporting that toyota will resume production at seven parts plants tomorrow and nissan, too. many others are going to try to restart on monday, shawn. ank you, melanie. a university apologizes for an admissions mistake. it was a huge mistake. we'll tell you what left dozens of high school seniors heartbroken. and the ncaa tournament about to get underway. president obama reveals his picks for the final four next. 
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>> a university's mistake left dozens of high school seniors heartbroken. the university of delaware is now apologizing to students who were congratulated for being accepted to the school even
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though they weren't. ands university had a link on the website that was available to all applicants and should have been to those admitted. clicking the link -- that read congratulations and 61 students weight lifted viewed that link. >> yikes. march madness back at the white house. for the third straight year, president obama filled out an ncaa tournament bracket for espn and not looking good for the local guys. president obama has george mason and georgetown losing in the third round and for the final four, the president picked duke, kansas, ohio state, and pittsburgh. with kansas taking home the uptrophy. you can see president obama's entire bracket on www.myfoxdc.com. click on sports. >> and picking and dipping for you? no, that is exactly it and -- >> -- >> okay. it's the world's largest collection of media with everything from bogart to bieber. >> to acquire the nation's
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video productions. the heritage of film, television, video, dvd. sound recording. >> and would you believe america's film vaults is in our backyard? we're going take you there. if you thought today was nice, wait until tomorrow. gary's back with the saint patrick's day forecast.
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>> hollywood might be searching for the next best thing in movies. a virginia town is holding the keys. >> nearly every movie made from blockbusters to silent films that go back 100 years are being preserved there and lee powell shows us the hidden treasure. >> reporter: in the small town of culpeper virginia on main street, a theatre -- where they keep coming and come and gone. outside of town, this is home
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to the likes of hepburn, bogart, and bieber. >> we have gotten in a couple of recent theatre movies, the green hornet and go with it. at the library of concerns stuff keeps coming in. >> and we acquire the nation's audio visual production, the film, video, dvd, sound recordings, music and spoken word and video game. >> reporter: the world's largest collection of media. more than 6 million items. >> over here, it's 70 millimeters. >> reporter: greg or luko has a leading role, chief of the motion picture broadcasting in recorded sounds of vision. >> and we feel the audio visual record is in some ways the best
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record of the 20th century moving into the 21st century. >> reporter: america's film vault. not a secret but not the kind of place that is open to the public. >> this used to be a high- security bunker for the federal reserve. storing money during the cold war and in case of a nuclear attack. now, instead of stacks of cash, stacks of film. and a new enemy. >> we're going to take this a part and redo it. >> reporter: the enemy is age. >> it's 92 years old and just gets old and brittle. >> reporter: motion picture preservation specialist barbara whitehead is inspecting an original negative from 1919. getting ready to make a friend or play at a film festival. >> there. this rerepair with tape. again, i'll keep the tape oust the frame so it doesn't show there and this will be a long repair. >> reporter: to fix a film's
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ragged edges, exacto knives and more tape. film is fragile and some of it flammable. >> and with the reels of nitrate film kept in vaults where the temperature is cool, if not fire. the battle here is format, tape decks, reel-to-reel, turntables, machines of all ages, ready for playback. >> kind of a last place where we think this kind of work could be done for the nation as a lot of media format that become obsolete. >> reporter: if you have a vast collection of movies, why not show some? they do. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: three nights a week in a plush, sharp deco style theatre. preserving the history of the silver screen and playing some of it, too. lee powers, "the associated press," culpeper, virginia.
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who knew. >> yeah. >> in our backyard. >> culpeper, virginia, was warm today, today. >> --d too. >> they made it in the 60s. >> how did about that? >> we didn't. >> it was warm in bethesda. >> my cards -- >> away from the river. >> you know. 5 or something like that? >> away from the river. and that will go down as an official temperature in the 50s and we were calling for that in the 60s. >> okay. >> and that darn river. and comfortable and in that we started with the rain. and through the evening, the clouds will break up and leave night tonight. and once they clear, this is going to be chilly out there and in the suburbs in the 30s
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and 40s and dulles is in the mid-50s and they were warmer than that earlier and there is culpeper at 61 degrees degrees and holding and fredericksburg at 60 degrees and in annapolis, it's 48 degrees and in the lower 50s for highs. get ready for it. the warmer air filters in here for tomorrow and for a couple of days and that sunset at 7:16. the temperature around 50 degrees or so and way drop into the 40s and transition through the evening hours and that does not matter. here are the clouds holding steady and they'll be bracing up what rain we had this morning and that is moving to the east and at national, 2, 3:00 this morning, they had
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that shower there and officially, national ended up with more than a half an inch of rain and some of you may have gotten that in places here and that is to the east- northeast and there is not a lot going on but there is something that is showing up now and we're still expecting a very, very nice overnight tonight and in your saint patrick's day looking good, too and in the suburbs, the cool start tomorrow morning and to about 42 in town. saint pat rake's day looks beautiful, we start off in the 40s, the mid- to upper 50s by lunchand loads of sunshine and that is into the mid-60s. the temperature is 63 degrees or so and this is what weaving, mild temperatures again into the 60s and we're still talking
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about a major warm-up on friday and southwest of town, perhaps culpeper, you're talking 80 degrees or close to it oned from. we were anticipating yesterday that this would come with any rain and just about all of our guidance sources suggesting that we may end up with that shower. i'm not confident we have the timing worked out here and as this front comes through, the clouds will gather around it and there might be a few showers and that does not look like a big deal. again, the next few days a warm- up and on friday night, saturday, that will cool us
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down and temperatures will tumble relative to where we are on friday and tomorrow, the temperatures into the mid-60s, and loads of sunshine and that mean my pick of the week, actually. for me, personally. i -- 75 degrees on friday, hard to beat and that won't be bad. >> you won't be working now? >> and i will enjoy enough of it. >> okay. >> and 63 on saturday and 58 on sunday. a best chance of rain and friday night into saturday morning and that does not look like it's wrecking your weekend. >> good, if you come in with green hair tomorrow, we'll understand. >> i'm irish and i don't have to wear green, can i? >> they can wear short sleeves. >> that is nice. thanks, gary. >> and to brian bolter now. catching up with the local search-and-rescue team on the grown and looking for survivors. we have video of their work and coming up, a first-hand look of what they're doing and what
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>> a local charity has ties to the british royal wedding. prince william and kate middleton became the first royal couple to ask for charitable donations instead of gifts. one of the 26 charities they name side washington-based peace players international. the group hosts basketball leagues bringing catholic and protestant children together in northern ireland. they met with the group in bill fast last week. >> we were surprised, pleasantly surprised about how
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much they knew about peace players and from prince william, you know, he gave us -- that he and his fiance were personally involved with the charities. >> reporter: peace players operates in south africa, the middle east and cypress. they don't know how the couple learned of their work. for all of the worldwide tag for the royal -- tag for the royal wedding, a british grandmother might be more excited than anyone. margaret tyler is a series royal watcher and is about 10,000 -- has about 10,000 pieces of royal memorabilia in her collection. this is considered the most extensive collection in all of britain. her first purchase, a small glass dish. >> some people would say i'm obsessed with the royal family. it started when i was a little girl. i'm the only child and may parents were great royalists, so was everybody in those days. we didn't know that much about them. >> her interest is paying off.
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she said american television station is now hiring her to do reports for them for the wedding. >> that is great. >> who knew? >> that will be fun to watch. >> get a job. >> their worse obsessions, rice rite? that's true. thank you very much for joining us at 5. >> the news edge at 6 starts now. >> starting off with a developing story from the district against the backdrop of cronyism allegations and overpaying staffers. mayor vincent gray is making big-time staff changes. fox 5s karen gray houston is live in the newsroom with more on this and some answers to the sulieman bruin firing. karen. >> reporter: a lot is going on. rumors swirling that jerry mason hall was not long for the job. editorials suggested she was not fit for the positions, the mayor overwhelmed with headlines and distracted om